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Introduction: William R. Jones and the Challenge of Black Theodicy

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382068
eISBN:
9780199852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382068.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter aims to bring the classical Sunni theological tradition to bear on the modern debate over black theodicy, most specifically as instigated by the classic and controversial work of William ... More


Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering

Sherman A Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382068
eISBN:
9780199852437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382068.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In his controversial 1973 book, Is God a White Racist?, William R. Jones sharply criticized black theologians for their agnostic approach to black suffering, noting that the doctrine of an ... More


Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism

Dwayne A. Tunstall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251605
eISBN:
9780823252725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251605.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book contends that Gabriel Marcel’s reflective method is animated by two extraphilosophical commitments. Marcel’s first extraphilosophical commitment is to an ethico-religious insight where the ... More


Conclusion: Imagining an Antiracist Humanistic Theism

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251605
eISBN:
9780823252725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251605.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores how a humanistic theism can be combined with Marcel’s religious existentialism to make an antiracist theism. The antiracist theism emerging from this chapter will not be a ... More


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